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August 25, 2013 / Food Follower

More Maine Eats

So I did eat other food besides lobster while I was in Maine. Here are some of my eats:

Salad with blackberry vinaigrette and chèvre (restaurant in Cape Aurundel Inn, Kennebunkport). The restaurant had a lovely view of the water. The salad was really delicious, and I was pleasantly surprised how well the blackberry paired with the cheese.

Swordfish paillard with crusted pine nuts, vegetables, and pesto (restaurant in Cape Aurundel Inn). The swordfish was the moistest I’ve ever had. Our server told us that the chef pan fries the swordfish on one side with the pine nut crust, flips the fish over, and then cooks the other side (which is not coated) in the oven. I think breading the fish on only side was genius – the fish stayed light and had a great ratio of bread crumbs and pine nuts to fish. (Can you tell I love math?) I will admit that the vegetables weren’t my favorite since they were pickled, and I didn’t like the taste of brine with my fish.

Pint of fried scallops which I shared with my friend (Clam Shack, Kennebunkport). These scallops were large and had a flavorful batter.

Mocha chip and maple walnut ice cream (Goose Rocks Dairy & Ice Cream, Kennebunkport). Goose Rocks was a few minutes away from the town of Kennebunkport by car but was definitely worth the drive. The server doled out a very generous serving of delicious ice cream.

Beet salad with feta and dates (Old Vines Wine Bar and Tapas, Kennebunkport). The beets were yellow but tasted like the red wines I am used to. I really enjoyed this salad.

Braised short ribs with cheesy polenta. (Old Vines Wine Bar and Tapas, Kennebunkport). The meat was very tender, and the polenta soaked up the tasty sauce from the ribs.

BLT with fried green tomatoes and a side of mac and cheese (Hot Suppa, Portland). This was great comfort food.


Seared tuna with jicama, mashed potatoes, and mixed greens. (Cafe This Way, Bar Harbor). My tuna was perfectly seared, and our table was next to a shelf of books. I appreciated the vibe of this cafe.

Popover with strawberry jam and butter and a blueberry iced tea (Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park). Both my popover and iced tea were tasty, but I don’t recommend the normal food here. My friend ordered a lobster stew which was disappointing.

There is definitely a lot of awesome food in Maine!

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  1. wendy@chezchloe / Aug 25 2013 2:55 pm

    What a all over yummy round up of food! I will try the blackberry vinaigrette at home.

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